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  1. roelof

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    Can anyone tell me what these are . It started growing on one of my clams and base rock. Its beautiful under blue light nice orange glo

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  3. RiaanP

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    the top looks like red bubble algae, and they are a pests, they multiply quickly every time one bubble burst.

    Bottom looks like some red macro algae. They are OK. Normally tangs and other herbivorous fish will eat them quickly.
     
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    IMO the red bubble algae isn't such bad stuff, really easy to get rid of if your nutrients are under control.

    I can see with all the hair algae you have that you may be having a problem with nutrients..... they can reproduce really quickly under those conditions.
     
  5. roelof

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    Yes i do have a problem with nutri my 1000 l burst so this nano ts 550 is a bit overstocked with fish (lion fish ,yellow butterfly angel ,maroon clown, 2 wrasses2 hermits) wile my new tank is being build. Bud the bubble and other red algae doesnt bother me it looks nice under blue light.
     
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    Did I hear Lionfish? Does it now go for your smaller species?
     
  7. roelof

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    It did yes thats y i only have my big fish left.had no choise with the burst and all.cant wait fot new tank
     
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